‘Do not abandon Mozambique’: Catholics appeal for help amid jihadist attacks

Islamist terrorism threatens the future of Mozambique, according to a Catholic community aiding hundreds of thousands of refugees driven out by attacks. “Do not abandon the people of Mozambique,” Fr. Angelo Romano urged at a press conference in Rome on July 21. “The future prospects of the country are in fact now in danger because of the terrorist onslaught that began in 2017 that is endangering peace throughout the country,” he said. The priest is a member of the Catholic community of Sant’Egidio, a group that has been active in Mozambique for more than three decades and helped broker a peace agreement in the country in Southeastern Africa in 1992.

‘Do not abandon Mozambique’: Catholics appeal for help amid jihadist attacks

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